A new announcement for FAR: Changing Tides – the sequel to FAR: Lone Sails has revealed a future release date.
In 2018, the title FAR: Lone Sails was released and allowed players to play as a survivor trying to steer their ship through a windy and dusty post-apocalyptic world. The game is developed by the Swiss company Okomotive and published by Mixtvision, offering players a unique adventure. FAR: Lone Sails has been released for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and mobile devices. Now, a sequel titled FAR: Changing Tides released by Frontier Foundry aims to change things up a bit. The sequel will maintain the tone of the first title, but this time players will have to drive a new ship through underwater locations.
Recently, Don Schmocker, co-founder and lead artist at Okomotive, made the announcement about FAR: Changing Tides, saying the game will launch on March 1, 2022, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. He added that it will be a ship adventure that follows a boy named Toe on his ship through a flooded post-apocalyptic world. According to Schmocker, the developers at Okomotive have received a lot of positive feedback from players about the “thinking, natural reflection” of FAR: Lone Sails. So the developers wanted to maintain that atmosphere again while changing things up in the sequel. The aim is that the sequel will bring a more “thought-provoking experience” for players to enjoy in the new game.
For the sequel, Schmocker said that Okomotive wanted to expand the setting by offering something with storms and new locations, such as flooded cities. The goal of this new environment is to give players an experience full of new mechanics and challenges. To explore this new setting, players will use the game’s new vehicle, the Toe, to navigate with sails, oars, and engines.
Like the first game, the story of FAR: Changing Tides will not be told to the player but you have to think for yourself. For the sequel, Okomotive wrote much of the story and built the world in pre-production, which allowed the developers to design the setting for the story. This game uses the same ambient storytelling approach as Hyper Light Drifter. According to Schmocker, players will be able to learn the game’s hidden story by exploring sunken treasures, buildings, flood victims, and any relics from the past. They will all tell a story and will form a strong link between the player and the world in FAR: Changing Tides.
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